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Multicast Socket

Require: IP-Symcon >= 4.1

The Multicast Socket opens an interface which is often used for communication between the gateway/splitter instance and the connected device. It uses the UDP protocol.

Integration in IP-Symcon

The multicast socket can be set up and activated on the configuration page.
Only a click on "Apply" saves the settings and then an attempt is made to establish the connection with activated "Open socket".

Configuration page


IP and port of the device to be controlled.


Determines on which network and via which IP and port the data is received.


Multicast group address that is logged on and obeyed.

Activatable Options

Option Description
Broadcast Allows broadcast messages to be sent
Reuse Address Allows the socket to be connected to an address that is already in use.
Loopback Activates the reception of Multicast-Packets on the send socket, provided this is a member of the Multicast Group.
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